Ryan Breslawski

Graduate Student



Office: Heroy Hall 434
Phone: 214-768-2169
Email: rbreslawski[@]smu.edu
Professional website: https://people.smu.edu/rbreslawski/


BS Anthropology, University of Utah
MS Anthropology, Utah State University
MA Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

I study the relationships between people and animals in North America's past. This work is mostly within the context of arid environments such as the Great Plains and Snake River Plain. For my dissertation, I aim to explore the Great Plains hunting economies that existed during the hyper-arid Middle Holocene period (8000-5000 years ago). In the past, I have undertaken fieldwork in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Ohio.

Entered program in 2014

Region of Study:

The Great Plains and Snake River Plain of North America